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The following are examples of previous PA TV quizzes teaching the identical message of a world without Israel:
Child host: "List three Palestinian ports... we have the Haifa port, Jaffa, Ashkelon, Eilat, Ashdod & Gaza." [Note: All are Israeli cities except Gaza.]
Child host: "What is the size of the state of Palestine?"
(On phone) Haidar: "27,000 sq. km."
[Note: The size of the West Bank and Gaza is 6,220 sq. km. The figure of 27,000 sq. km. includes all of Israel.]
Child host: "Name three countries bordering Palestine."
(On phone) Muhammad: "Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt."
[Note: Only Israel borders Lebanon.]
Child host: "The Palestinian borders overlook two important seas. What are their names?"
(On phone) Lama: "The Mediterranean and the Red Sea."
[Note: The Red Sea borders Israel`s southern tip.]
Child host: "What`s the name of the only sweet-water lake in Palestine?"
On phone, Ayyam: "The Tiberias Sea [the Sea of Galilee]."
[Note: The Sea of Galilee is in Israel.] [PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 1, 2008]
Child host: "Where is Ein Harod [Israeli town]?"
Child: "In Palestine."
Child host: "Good. Which mountain is the tallest in Palestine? And where is it located?"
Child: "Mount Meron [in Israel]."
Child host: "That`s half an answer, where is it located? In Nablus, Hebron or Galilee?"
Child: "In the Galilee [in Israel]."
Child host: "Correct answer. The tallest mountain in Palestine is Mount Meron, in the Upper Galilee, east of the mountain is the city of Safad [Israeli city], the capital of northern Palestine."
[PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 9, 2008]
Child host: "What is the name of the desert in Palestine?"
Nahad: "The Negev desert" [southern Israel]
Child host: "Correct answer."
[PATV (Fatah), Sept. 18, 2008]
Child host: "Which of the Palestinian cities is named after the Roman ruler, the Emperor Tiberias?"
Child: "Tiberias." [Israeli city]
Child host: "Your answer is correct."
[PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 20, 2008]
Child host: "Yesterday`s riddle: O bride of Palestine, the most beautiful in the garden, O you who sit on the shore waiting for time to return. Don`t cry, my dear, beautiful daughter of Canaan ... And the answer is: Jaffa. [Israeli city - part of Tel Aviv]"
Child host: "Which Palestinian city is called `the flower of Galilee`? The possibilities are: Tiberias, Nazareth, Acre." [All are Israeli cities]
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik